Intermittent fasting is the ancient secret of health. It is ancient because it has been practiced throughout all of human history. It’s a secret because this powerful habit has been virtually forgotten.
But now many people are re-discovering this dietary intervention. It can carry huge benefits if it is done right: weight loss, increased energy, a reversal of type 2 diabetes and many other things. Plus, you’ll save time and money.
Here you can see my fasting routine example. I don’t believe that one routine will fit everybody’s needs and will help all to lose weight, but in this example, you can see that the key to success is to keep your body guessing. If you going to repeat the same fasting routine week after week, your body will get used to it and plateau.
My Fasting Routine Helps With Weight Loss:
|My fasting Routine Helps With Weight Loss Examples:|
|2 weeks eating keto in an 8-hour time frame, also known as 16/8 TRE(Time-Restricted Eating)|
|2 weeks of 3×36 hour fasts with low carb OMAD on my eating days|
|2 weeks of 3 days in a row fast and eating healthy carbs in an 8-hour window|
|2 weeks of 2MAD eating low carb 16/8 TRE(Time-Restricted Eating) (2MAD=Two Meals A Day)|
|2 weeks of 1 hr a day walking plus 1 meal a day of high-calorie keto (OMAD=One Meal A Day)|
|1 week of holidays eating like a PIG followed by a 3 day fast and 4 keto OMAD’S|
|1 week of 8 hours a day window eating 2 low carb meals 16/8 TRE(Time-Restricted Eating)|
I usually allow myself a junky treat once a week like ice cream or cake and I find I lose weight a day later.
I never counted calories but if I did, my calories would have been 2500-3500/day on my eating days. When I eat too few calories on eating days, I don’t lose as much weight.
I rarely exercise which is bad, but when I have a project like moving my house or renovating, I usually have a whoosh.
When I used to exercise every day my body became used to it and it didn’t aid in ANY weight loss.
I learned that anything more than a 3 day fast/week, my weight loss would stop at day 3. So I would lose the same on a 3 day fast as a 7 day fast.
I had salt, broth, and coffee with 1/4 cup of heavy cream on my fasting days.
My biggest advice: Don’t stay doing the same thing for more than 3 weeks. You will do everything right, and it won’t make sense, but you will stop losing weight. Your body is smarter than you think. You always need to shock it. If you starve it, and plateau, feed it. If you do keto and plateau, eat high carb whole foods for a week. If you fast for too long a period and plateau, eat.
I hope this helps the newbies and anyone who is interested in Intermittent Fasting.